Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
stevie_carroll

Stokesay Castle

The afternoon of Friday before last I ccontinued my tour of Shropshire with a visit to Stokesay Castle. This magnificent set of buildings dates in the main, partly from the 13th Century and partly from the 17th Century, with probably the best bits of each era's architecture.

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To get into the castle, we first pass this partly-Norman chuch:
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And then walk through this magnificent gatehouse:
Stokesay Castle 020813 (09) Stokesay Castle 020813 (11)


The great hall is impressive:
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As is the 17th Century panelling in the solar:
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Stokesay Castle 020813 (49) Stokesay Castle 020813 (51)


And the views from all parts of the buildings and South Tower:
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Having explored inside, I walked around the moat:
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And then explored the church and the churchyard:
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And one final shot showing both main eras of the building:
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